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Texas Health Resources Medical Laboratory Technician PRN in Fort Worth, Texas

Medical Laboratory Technician PRN

We’re looking for qualified Medical Laboratory Technician PRN like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Fort Worth: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave Fort Worth, TX 76104

  • Work environment: Laboratory

  • Work hours: PRN (As Needed) Rotating Shift

  • Salary range: $21.20 - $33.00per hour (based on relevant experience)

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Qualifications

Education

Associate's Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological science preferred; must be attained within 3 months of hire required or

Education equivalent to an associate's degree in a laboratory science or medical technology:

  • Must include at least 60 hours or equivalent from an accredited institution that include at a minimum either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or

  • 24 semester hours of science courses that include at least 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination required

Associate’s Degree Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological science preferred; must be attained within 3 months of hire preferred

Experience

Internship in an approved medical technology training program required and

Two (2) years experience in a medical laboratory preferred

Licenses and Certifications

• MLT(ASCP) - Medical Lab Technician. MLT(ASCP) or equivalent (AMT, AAB, HHS, NCA, HEW, CLS- CA, FL, NY state license, Philippine Board of Technical Technology) Registry must be attained within three (3) months of hire date required.

• Prefer MLT(ASCP) within ninety (90) days required

Position Responsibilities

In addition to the required qualifications, a successful MLT will

Specimen Integrity

  • Specimen integrity is recognized by evaluating and solving problems related to collection and/or processing of specimens

  • Specimen conditions are identified that adversely affect test results

  • Maintains specimen integrity throughout the testing process

Laboratory Operations:

  • Facilitates workflow process

  • Checks outstanding tests list in a timely manner

  • Troubleshoots and follows through on outstanding tests which appear to have not been collected/received when expected

  • Knows and uses computer downtime procedures as needed when computer is not available

  • Gives proper notification when supplies need to be ordered

Professional Accountability:

  • Maintains commitment to profession by attending continuing education sessions. (ex. Web seminars, ASCP seminars, Tarleton and Lab sponsored seminars by industry)

  • Completes mandatory hospital/laboratory education and departmental competencies within required time frame

  • Mandatory health requirements are completed with required time frame

  • Completes assigned work within required time and offers assistance to other coworkers

  • Uses laboratory equipment (computer, instruments, etc) for hospital use only

Test Procedures:

  • Follows established laboratory test procedures, including using proper computer protocol

  • Evaluates and reports test results

  • Communicates and documents relevant patient data to appropriate personnel

  • Relays information to next shift and coworkers (ex. instrument malfunctions, unusual patient results, testing problems)

  • Gives direction and guidance to technical staff and laboratory support personnel

Quality Control/Documentation:

  • Demonstrates understanding of quality control guidelines

  • Follows Laboratory policies when quality control is not within established limits

  • Resolves quality control discrepancies before releasing/reporting patient results

  • Documents and reviews QC and ensures corrective action when appropriate

  • Performs and documents laboratory equipment maintenance protocols within established time limits

Safety:

  • Incorporates safety/infection control measures into work practices

  • Follows HIPAA guidelines

  • Participates in required hospital/laboratory safety drills

  • Utilizes the event reporting tool to document and report patient situations, on-the job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows all hospital and lab safety/infection control policies and procedures

Why Texas Health

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

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